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Finance Director

Title
Finance Director
Description
Job summary: The school finance director will manage business- and finance-related activities for the school under the direction of the Director of Operations. This person shall be a person of spiritual maturity and shall reflect the purpose of the school, which is to honor Christ at all times.

Essential Job Functions—Accountabilities

Spiritual Leadership
• Integrate biblical principles and the Christian worldview throughout the work place.
Administrative Leadership
• Supervise the school’s business office. Have the ability to supervise and evaluate others, enforce policies, follow prescribed procedures, make timely and difficult decisions, and communicate those decisions.
• Oversee the maintenance of up-to-date and accurate computerized records for all financial transactions.

Departmental Responsibilities

General Duties
• Maintain all financial records and financial dealings of the school.
• Maintain a purchase order and encumbrance system.
• Supervise all maintenance of appropriate financial records and procedures for any and all extracurricular activities.
• Maintain an effective record and acknowledgment system of the contributions in conjunction with the development office.

Budget
• Prepare, in collaboration with the school administration, the annual income and expense budgets for review and approval by the finance committee and board of directors.
• Prepare monthly reports to advise the administration and finance committee of cash projections, budget-actual comparison, P&L statements, asset reports.
• Advise the school administration of trends in receipts and disbursements.
• Prepare long-term budget projections to assist the school board and the administration in long-term planning for the school.

Receipts
• Oversee billing of all charges and collections on accounts.
• List past-due accounts, and send copies of all student suspension letters to the school administration.

Banking
• Maintain a favorable banking relationship. Negotiate all banking transactions.

Personnel
• Supervise the human resources assistant to effectively implement employment law and personnel procedures.
• Oversee all payroll functions.
• Advise the school administration, and the school board when requested, on issues involving personnel and benefits.
• Prepare financial and benefit information pages for the school employee handbook.
• Prepare annual financial pages for employee contracts.

Reports/Meetings
• Provide financial statements for school board review.
• Attend school board meetings, when requested.
• Inform finance committee about all pertinent issues.

Legal/Audit/Records
• Keep current on IRS regulations, and effectively implement them.
• Have final responsibility for the preparation of quarterly and annual IRS forms.
• Work with the school administration to effectively implement non-employment law.
• Prepare financial statements and all supporting schedules in preparation for the annual review/audit.
• Work with the auditors to file all tax documents in a timely manner.
• Account for all restricted contributions consistent with the donors’ instructions.
• Maintain records of fixed assets and depreciation or amortization.
• Maintain a file of all signed contracts.

Additional Duties or Responsibilities
• Recognize the need for good public relations, and represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school’s constituency, local churches, and the general public.
Requirements
Required Professional Qualities
• Hold a bachelor’s degree in business/accounting from an accredited post-secondary institution.
• Have a CPA license (preferred, active or inactive).
• Have knowledge and understanding of the business side of nonprofit organizations, and have the organizational skills and ability to work with people, projects, and resources.
• Demonstrate a reasonable level of computer literacy, having a basic proficiency in doing word processing, using accounting software, creating and using a spreadsheet, e-mailing, managing databases, and accessing the Internet.

Required Personal Qualities
• Have knowledge of office procedures and methods, including those related to social communications skills and proper office etiquette.
• Maintain confidentiality of all business related transactions and employment related information.
• Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism.
• Defend principles and conviction in the face of pressure and partisan influence.
Contact Amanda Lepson
Phone: (757) 488-2214
Fax: (757) 465-7637
amanda.lepson@stonebridgeschool.com
1629 Jolliff Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321